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EL PASO COUNTY COMMISSIONER SALLIE CLARK ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES 2ND VICE PRESIDENT IN 2013
I’m honored to have the opportunity to seek the office of NACo 2nd Vice President in 2013. I have a passion for communicating the important role counties play in serving citizens. Serving NACo as 2nd Vice President offers me the opportunity to more closely work with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, members and NACo staff to build upon the strong foundation of previous and current leadership. And, as 2nd Vice President, I look forward to increasing public understanding of counties and how legislative and policy changes impact citizens at the local level.
As an active participant in NACo’s many committees and task forces, I’ve championed NACo issues on Capitol Hill, successfully sponsored resolutions on everything from justice and public safety to human services and am committed to making sure our county voices are heard and understood. NACo’s excellent reputation as a leader on national issues offers the ability for me to put my knowledge of the organization and government experience to work for its membership in a new and important position.
NACo leadership is also an opportunity for me to use my experience by continuing to build partnerships and promote collaboration for the benefit of all counties with other national organizations. While El Paso County has the largest population among Colorado counties, with approximately 640,000, our county also encompasses eight towns and cities ranging from just over 100 residents to over 400,000. As the chair of our regional council of governments, I’ve represented three counties and 13 cities and towns. I’ve worked effectively to increase the council’s member participation and address both rural and urban challenges with a teamwork prioritization approach. I believe that my understanding of diverse needs will be a valuable asset for leadership in NACo. The key to getting things done is to build strong relationships with all levels of government, stakeholder groups, non-profits and volunteers; I work every day to encourage cooperation.
Through my years of active participation in NACo, I believe that I have been known for high energy, solid work ethic, dedication to public service and cooperative nature. I look forward to earning support from counties, parishes and boroughs all over the country who are members of this great national organization.
As Second Vice President of NACo, I will be dedicated to serving our member counties, parishes and boroughs with a strong commitment to:
Advocate on behalf of NACo’s rural and urban counties to reduce unfunded mandates
Communicate with all levels of government to build and strengthen partnerships
Utilize technology and communication tools to increase understanding of county government
Increase and maintain NACo membership by demonstrating the benefits of participation and involvement among counties
Support NACo by building upon the strong foundation of previous and current leadership
Champion initiatives that positively impact county citizen services and fiscal sustainability
-Commissioner Sallie Clark, El Paso County, Colorado
Commissioner Sallie Clark is an active member in National Association of Counties (NACo) committees including:
Board of Directors
Women of NACo (WON) 1st Vice President
Justice and Public Safety Committee and Court Subcommittee Chair
Large Urban County Caucus
Arts and Culture Commission
Veterans and Military Services Committee
Cybersecurity Task Force
Ambassador Program Member
Western Interstate Region – Colorado Membership Liaison
“It is with great pleasure that I lend my endorsement to El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark for NACo 2nd Vice President. I have known Commissioner Clark since her distinguished tenure as a member of the Colorado Springs City Council. I have known her to collaborate; be thoughtful and studious about the issues; and take her role as a local leader very seriously. She also has a great smile and wonderful sense of humor, both of which are essential in public service. Her leadership in NACo will help greatly to strengthen the already strong bonds between NACo and National League of Cities (NLC). I am an unabashed supporter of Sallie Clark.”
-Samuel (Sam) Mamet, Executive Director, Colorado Municipal League
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